Ontario court dismisses a lawsuit against wind company.
By: John Spears Business reporter http://www.thestar.com/
An Ontario court says that landowners near a proposed wind farm have suffered diminished property values.
A lawyer for the landowners says the decision will clear the way for more actions against both wind developers and those who lease their land for wind turbines.
But a spokesman for the wind power company says the evidence that the court heard was “speculative,” and the proceedings never reached the point where core issues were addressed.
By Paul Cahalan | PUBLISHED: 19 October 2013 | www.dailymail.co.uk
Wind farms have scarred the British landscape and turned the public against the renewable energy agenda, an Energy Minister has conceded.
Greg Barker made the admission as he promised that future projects would be located off-shore.
‘We put certain projects in the wrong place,’ the Energy and Climate Change Minister said. ‘Some planners have been too insensitive to the impact on the landscape and it has turned public… Continue reading
April 29, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. — Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out?
While green energy has become a priority in many states, those who live with it in their backyard say it’s dangerous to their health and their farms.
“It sounds just like a prop jet outside the house,” says Keith Dillenbeck, his description… Continue reading
March 19, 2013
WEST GREY – An external lawyer working for NextEra Energy told West Grey council Monday evening during question period that imposing large fees for bonds associated with the construction of wind turbines is, in his opinion, unlawful. West Grey was served a letter on Friday describing lawyer Justin Necpal’s argument against a bylaw passed Monday evening outlining amendments to include fees associated with the construction of wind turbines. Councillors John Eccles and Don… Continue reading
March 14, 2013
Approximately 80 Orangeville residents are preparing for possible legal action against wind-turbine leaseholders, if the coming windmills adversely affect the landowners.
Buffalo attorney Richard Lippes, who represented homeowners during the 1970s Love Canal disaster, recently sent a notice of intent to sue to approximately 40 lease holders, if the turbines damage his clients’ health, quality of life or property.
David Bassett, one of the landowners represented by Lippes, said the lease holders notified should not… Continue reading
9 November 2012
Reasons for Judgement
February 13, 2013
“The snouts in the easy money making renewable energy trough are many and varied.”
“There is an urgent need to eliminate conflicts of interest within our government. The only reason people are not rioting in the streets about the unjustified increase in their power bills is that they simply have no idea what is going on. There is enough evidence of fraudulent behaviour and corruption to justify a Royal Commission.”
The following draft… Continue reading
February 12, 2013
PORT RYERSE – A group of Port Ryerse residents are moving forward with a lawsuit against a wind turbine company and neighbours who have leased land to it.
Notice of the lawsuit was recently filed at the Norfolk County courthouse.
The lawsuit pits plaintiffs Heather and James Walters, Kathleen Pickard, Marlene and Larry Hoyt, John and Dona Coville, William Irvin and Ingrid Zyma-Irvin, David and Elaine Tobin, and Timothy and Inda Lyons against… Continue reading
October 15, 2012
By Bob Boughner, Chatham Daily News
MITCHELL’S BAY- Company officials aren’t commenting on reports of a multi-million dollar lawsuit reportedly filed in connection with a $300 million wind turbine project in the former Dover township.
David Timm, vice-president of International Power Canada, would only say Monday the matter was before the courts “and therefore I can’t comment.”
The Chatham Daily News caught wind of an unconfirmed multi-million lawsuit Sunday. Reports say the lawsuit is… Continue reading
Oct 10, 2012
LASALLE A group of LaSalle residents has launched a $10-million lawsuit against a local business which plans to install industrial wind turbines near their properties.
The lawsuit also seeks $1 million in punitive damages and an injunction to stop the project from moving forward, according to one of the plaintiffs, Tim Parent.
Parent said there are two others who are “considering joining the lawsuit” and if they do, he expects “it will increase the… Continue reading